Canberra’s annual fireworks spectacular – Skyfire – has been cancelled due to COVID-19, with host Hit 104.7 announcing the event will not go ahead as planned in March 2021.
It’s the second time it has fallen victim to COVID-19. The March 2020 iteration was also cancelled in the early days of the pandemic.
Canberra FM Radio general manager Craig Wagstaff made the announcement this morning, citing public safety concerns around the event which regularly attracts more than 100,000 people to the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
“Our primary focus has always been for a safe event and with respect to current circumstances, we have made the difficult, though responsible and sensible decision, to cancel for 2021,” Mr Wagstaff said.
“We remain grateful for the significant commitment from the community-at-large, our key commercial partners and event providers along with the ACT and Federal Governments. Our team and I sincerely appreciate their genuine understanding and for supporting, without question, our decision.”